A Heartfelt Farewell from Dr. Dariusz Pacak & the Global Literary Community
Thanks to the efforts of Dr. Dariusz Pacak, Malfono Ninos Aho was featured in “Destine Literare”, a literary magazine published by Alexandru Cetateunu, President of the Canadian Romanian Writers Association. Dr. Pacak and Malfono met in 2003 at the World Congress of Poets in Taiwan and continued their friendship over the years, meeting again at the Congress in Los Angeles (2005) and Kenosha, Wisconsin (2011). The article, on page 10-13, features Malfono’s poem “Atouraya Khata”, a short biography and a heartfelt farewell from one poet to another.
“And now, I believe you will remain in Mother arms of Pishon, Gihon, Euphrates and Tigris Rivers. As beloved guest of Assyrian mountain ranges, that the shine of the rising sun gold covers each morning, and as the resident in the Queen Schamuramat’s Gardens, you will stay there for a quite long while, still.”
Dr. Pacak is a respected Polish poet who has traveled the world preaching freedom and peace through his poetry. He also wrote a kind farewell to Malfono in AKANT, a monthly Polish literary publication, telling me “This is the last thing what I have done to leave in literary sources a sign about Ninos’ life and dreams, and love.”
We extend sincere gratitude to the global literary community for honoring the memory of our father; Dr. Pacak and Mr. Cetateunu for their kind words that have been imprinted in time, and the board of the 2013 World Congress of Poets for holding a moment of silence for their departed peer. From Canada to Poland to Malaysia and everywhere in-between, Malfono Ninos Aho has been recognized and appreciated by citizens of the world for being a true Assyrian patriot and believer in his people. It is obvious his passion was contagious. For honoring him, we thank you.